posted on Mar, 2 2021 @ 07:14 AM
a reply to: Waterglass
Being of Central New York stock, I can definitely empathize with you about the dichotomy of NY city vs state political landscape. If you include Long
Island and Westchester county along with the 5 boroughs, the governmental and social concerns in these places couldn't be any more different than
"Upstate New York" ("Upstate" being the vague term used by folks living in and around NYC to describe pretty much any part of the state North of and
I am just old enough to have remembered Mario Cuomo as our governor, and I seem to remember thinking fondly of him (or at least more fondly than his
son) as a youngster, which was probably more a testament to my differing worldview back then instead of any great merit or accomplishment of the elder
Cuomo. NOW, with his sons......there just seems as though there's nothing to like. #1 son is riding on the political coattails and reputation forged
by his father, whilst #2 son serves as the political "attack dog" over at CNN, setting the appropriate narrative and serving as the propaganda arm of
his brother's administration, particularly when it comes to bashing the federal government, and most especially when it came to the Trump
That being the case, something doesn't add up about these sexual harassment allegations. I am not in any way passing judgement on the matter; I don't
know enough or can really be bothered to research the background story and understand the relationships he had with accusers. So what I'm getting at
is, the sexual harassment buzz seems a little too coincidental with the more serious accusations around the COVID outbreak in the NY nursing homes,
right around the time the pandemic escalated. It's almost like a controlled burn, where the sexual harassment is being used as a cover and an
instrument to remove Cuomo, but doing so in a way meant to prevent a more serious inferno that could flare up over the nursing home fatalities. Damage
control, in a manner of speaking, but more so intended to spare the party/administration than the actual governor/man (who is not going to emerge from
The more I think about it, the more it seems that this business is not in any way about clearing the governor decks for someone other than Cuomo (Ms.
Hochul may turn out to be a wonderful replacement in the end), nor is it about some form of payback/punishment from the establishment against Cuomo.
This situation is a ruse, a gambit, meant to distract from the more acute problems the governor is facing with the nursing home deaths. If the
Democrats can dislodge Cuomo from the governor's office using sexual harassment, and they do it in a timely way, then they can disassociate the party
and the serving administration (which would then be the Lt. Gov) from the messiness of any scandal, political or legal blowback, around the nursing
Cuomo was already a goner; the Democrats are merely using his "political corpse" to throw on top of the nursing home grenade to dampen the blast.